Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, US, has opened its new $118m terminal, which is scheduled to commence operations on 2 April 2013.
The new facility features additional space and gates for airplanes, as well as remote check-in kiosks and a new range of restaurants.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president Brad Dean said: "This is a big deal not just for the airport but the entire Grand Strand and it positions us for growth in the future."
The project involved the construction of a baggage handling system and installation of inbound and outbound bag-belts. Additionally, the new terminal is equipped with L-3’s explosive detection systems for security purposes.
The airport has also prepared permanent signage and wayfinding along the terminal access road.
Spanning an area of around 1,536ha, the airport has a single runway 18/36 that measures 9,503ft × 150ft (2,897m × 46m).
The airport has also built a new general aviation terminal, which was expected to serve 45,000 passengers from private aircraft per year.
Myrtle Beach International currently serves 28 non-stop destinations, with the new terminal set to allow it to increase its destinations and flights.
Image: Myrtle Beach International airport’s new terminal will commence operations on 2 April 2013. Photo: courtesy of MyrtleBeach International Airport.